Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State’s rally comes up short against New Mexico

For the third game in a row, Wichita State faced a big deficit. For the third game in a row, the Shockers rallied. However, for the third time in a row, they came up short.

New Mexico handed Wichita State its fifth straight loss, edging the Shockers 8-6 Sunday in Albuquerque.

New Mexico (6-1) swept the three-game series.

The Lobos hit WSU (2-5) with a six-run second, sending 11 batters to the plate. They added two more in hte fifth, and WSU faced an 8-0 uphill battle.

The Shockers got started in the sixth, when Tanner Kirk stroked the first of his two doubles. Luke Ritter also doubled, and Ryan Tinkham was hit by a pitch. With two outs, Gunnar Troutwine singled in Ritter. Greyson Jenista singled in Tinkham, leaving the bases loaded.

When the ball got away from New Mexico catcher Scottie Graham, Troutwine tried to score from third and was tagged out for the third out.

WSU tacked on two more in the seventh when Tinkham drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Josh DeBacker. Alec Bohm singled in Kirk, who had walked.

In the ninth, Kirk doubled and scored on Bohm’s double.

Notes: WSU starter and losing pitcher Chase Williams needed just seven pitches (six were strikes) to get out of the first inning. He was charged with six earned runs in the second and was not able to finish the inning. . . . WSU was 6 of 14 batting with runners in scoring position. . . . Travis Young stole second base in the third and was the first opposing player to try to steal against New Mexico this season. . . . WSU’s next game is Tuesday against Nebraska-Omaha at Eck Stadium.

WICHITA STATE

ab

r

h

bi

bb

so

avg

Kirk ss

4

3

2

0

1

0

.458

Ritter 2b

5

1

2

1

0

0

.429

Tinkham 1b

3

1

0

1

1

1

.348

Bohm 3b

5

0

3

2

0

0

.409

Troutwine c

5

0

1

1

0

4

.261

Mucha cf

2

0

1

0

1

0

.192

Rader ph

1

0

0

0

0

1

.353

Dugas rf

0

0

0

0

0

0

.222

K.Eaton rf

2

0

0

0

0

1

.167

Jenista ph

1

0

1

1

0

0

.100

Fehr lf

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Reding dh

2

0

0

0

0

0

.278

DeBacker dh

1

1

`0

0

1

0

.286

Young lf-rf-cf

4

0

1

0

0

3

.263

Totals

54

6

11

6

5

10

NEW MEXICO

Gonzalez cf

4

1

1

0

1

0

.400

M.Eaton 2b

4

1

0

1

1

1

.313

Stajduhar 3b

4

0

0

1

1

2

.250

Zoellner 1b

3

1

2

3

1

0

.423

Mang lf

4

1

1

0

0

0

.226

DeVito dh

4

2

2

1

0

0

.440

Weber rf

4

1

3

0

0

0

.333

Graham c

4

0

1

1

0

1

.294

Holley ss

4

1

1

1

0

1

.400

Totals

35

8

11

8

4

5

Wichita St.

000

003

201

6 11 1

New Mexico

060

020

00x

8 11 0

E — Kirk (2). DP — NM 2. LOB — WSU 8, NM 7. 2B — Kirk 2 (4), Ritter (2), Bohm (2). 3B — Gonzalez (2). HR — Zoellner (2), SB — Young (2).

WSU

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

era

Williams L,0-1

1 2/3

4

6

6

2

1

10.3

McGinness

3

4

2

2

1

2

5.14

Jones

1 1/3

2

0

0

1

1

0.00

Biechler

1 1/3

1

0

0

0

0

0.00

Hayes

 2/3

0

0

0

0

1

11.3

NM

Harrington W,2-0

5 2/3

6

3

3

1

4

2.84

Tripp

 2/3

2

2

2

2

1

13.5

Bridges

 1/3

1

0

0

1

1

0.00

Estrella

1 1/3

0

0

0

1

2

0.00

Sanchez S,2

1

2

1

1

0

2

6.75

WP — Tripp. HBP — Tinkham (by Harrington). Umpires — home, Stephen Berga; first, Jason Venzon; third, Ray Belfiore. T — 2:48. A — 1049.

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